If your goal is to develop business with the top A/E/C firms in the Northeast Region, you can’t afford to miss this highly interactive networking conference. Sponsoring SMPS NERC’s MERGE 2018 offers your company the ability to:

  • Access the marketers and firm principals who make decisions regarding services they will use in the company’s marketing plan.
  • Position your firm for strategic teaming opportunities.
  • Cultivate new and existing opportunities face to face – the most effective method for developing a loyal client base.
  • Learn first-hand business challenges and issues your clients are facing.
  • Gain insight into the latest trends and best practices in marketing and business development.
  • Show your support and commitment to SMPS, the Northeast Regional Conference, and the chapters in the Northeast Region.

Inner Harbor level is limited to just two sponsors, and Mt. Vernon is limited to four, so don’t delay and miss out on top-tier promotion and benefits!

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Programs + Registration

Inner Harbor
Mt. Vernon
Little Italy
Fells Point

Up to 4 Full Conference Registration, High-profile Booth (1 - 6’ table) and 2 premium add-on (with special signage)

Up to 3 Full Conference Registration, High-profile Booth (1 - 6’ table) and 1 premium add-on (with special signage)

Up to 2 Full Conference Registrations, Booth (1 - 6’ table)

1 Full Conference Registration

Introduction of 1 Keynote Speaker w/5 minute speaking opportunity

Special Signage & Recognition throughout conference

Special Signage & Recognition at Wednesday Evening Reception

Special Signage & Recognition at Thursday Evening Networking Event

Added Perks

Inner Harbor
Mt. Vernon
Little Italy
Fells Point

One upgrade to waterfront guest room

One gift certificate to hotel restaurant and one gift certificate to hotel spa

$100 each
$50 each


Inner Harbor
Mt. Vernon
Little Italy
Fells Point

Pre- And Post-Show Attendee Mailing List

Recognition in all Conference Email Announcements (over 5,000 Recipients)

Company Logo In Conference PowerPoint (In General Sessions)

Sponsor Ribbon for Company Attendees

Company Logo on Conference Welcome Bag

Verbal Recognition At Opening Session

Door Prize Giveaway Opportunities During the Conference

Ability to Display Signage/Banners at Presentations

Company Logo on LCD Screens in Conference Walkways

Opportunity To Be A Room Moderator For Breakout Session

Printed Conference Program Advertising

Full-page Color Inside Front/Back
Full Page Color-Interior
½ Page Color-Interior

Conference Website, Social Media & App

Inner Harbor
Mt. Vernon
Little Italy
Fells Point

Company Logo On Conference Website w/Link To Website

Guest Blog Opportunity (1 per sponsor)

Social Media Shout Outs (via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn)

Banner Ad In Conference App (In A Cycle)

Recognition in Conference App Exhibitor Section

Company Profile & Link to Website On App

Highlighted Exhibitor In Conference App

Inclusion in Photo Scavenger Hunt in Game Challenge on App

Premium Add-Ons for Inner Harbor (select 2), and Mt. Vernon (select 1)


Top-Shelf Bar Offerings – Wednesday Night Reception


Bloody Mary or Mimosa – “Hair of the Dog” Sponsor – Friday Morning


“Wellness” Sponsor (Aspirin, Gatorade, Vitamin water, etc. station) – Friday morning


Utz Snack Break Station


Federal Hill Sponsor Experience - $500 each


Charging Stations


Natty Boh Beer Tub


Engraved Crab Mallets


Massage Chairs


Bacon Sponsor – Thursday morning, it would be doughnuts without you!


Refreshment Break – Thursday morning


Bacon Sponsor – Friday morning, it would be doughnuts without you... two days in a row!


Refreshment Break – Friday morning


Advertising Rates


Full-page, Interior, Full-Color Ad (7 1/2” x 10”)


Half-page, Full-Color Ad (7 1/2” x 5”)


Additional Information

Sponsored Items

Want some added exposure for your firm? We are seeking firms to Sponsor/Provide the following items for conference attendees. Contact Mindy Hinsley, CPSM (mindy@hinsleycollective.com) or Brian Ferry (brian.c.ferry@skanska.com) if you are interested in providing any of the below
items or even suggesting something new!

Reserved for Conference Sponsors who want everyone to know their name…

  • Tablet Covers
  • Charging Devices
  • Conference Notebooks
  • Reusable Water Bottles for Attendees
  • Thumb Drives

Contact Sponsorship

SMPS NERC 2018 Sponsorship Directors

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